From: Ramanan Selvaratnam (rama_at_ukfsn.org)
Date: Mon Jan 12 2004 - 14:09:23 EST
London caught my attention.
I've been lurking (sometimes disruptively :) to meet you.
To help on Tamil and possibly 'indic' support.
The peopleI wanted to amass for indic asked me to do it myself :(
They all like OOo and high level politics.
[I have lots more ideas and plans to get something back from all largely
useless Indology departments in the London universities and all. There
is something happenning at City University and Unicode the last time I
looked in to this]
At your service except busy for the next few weeks.
You can always let me know what needs done where to look etc.
As for the expo it was very good this year with a very impressive .org
willage with small apps like Dasher , dyne:bolic (live CD for
multimedia), Rose Garden NetBSD!, Debian, small ISPs (competition too :)
and keen people.
What I observed as a welcome sign is relatively empty coorporate stands
and AFFS.org.uk etc distributing lots of leaflets.
Even GNU sold some dead ugly T-shirts :)... but a big crowd puller that
Though people talk OOo politics all the time there was one interesting
inquiry went around looking for support for a festival of IT for the
voluntary sector in Brighton this Summer.
I think Abiword might have been very useful for them.
As for possible competition I think you will have OOo there big time
with political backing...
Also recently I got a discussion to end up on a quasi Gnome-UK saying
they are around sometime back on fsfe-uk_at_gnu.org list. Telsa would be
That could possibly be a support base for you. no?
With Dasher it should attract people to the future
Any help needed do not hesitate to ask.
On Mon, 2004-01-12 at 12:19, tomasfrydrych_at_yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> Hi guys,
> just got the following offer to represent AW on Linux User & Developer
> Expo 2004 in London in Oct. I am not sure this far in advance I will be
> able to get time for this as it is mid week, but the opportunity should not
> be missed.
> ------- Forwarded message follows -------
> In your abiword role it would be great if you would be able represent
> abiword at Linux User & Developer Expo 2004.
> Thanks to generous sponsorship space is available, FREE of charge, in the
> .Org Village for Linux projects, groups & campaigns.
> The Linux User & Developer Expo 2004 will take place over two days, 20th
> and 21st October at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London, UK.
> Space is limited so please contact me (Brian Teeman) as soon as possible.
> Your project/group/campaign will be provided with exhibition space including
> electrics, storage etc.
> This is a great opportunity to promote your project to a large audience at
> minimal (no) cost, and also to help make the .Org Village a lively discussion
> and meeting place for the Linux community.
> This is the UKs largest exhibition and conference dedicated to this open
> source revolution. It brings together all the major players in the Linux
> computing sphere to provide the definitive review of all the latest
> products and services emerging around this rapidly developing technology.
> For further details on the exhibition see www.linuxuserexpo.com
> Brian Teeman
> uklinux.net - Sponsors of the .org Village.
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